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New Loaches

Posted By: CT <CT@nospam.com>
Date: Saturday, 2 September 2000, at 3:21 p.m.

I finally went out and bought my first clown loaches. I was impatietently waiting to finish treating my tank for ich. I got 3 clowns and 1 butterfly. The clowns and the butterfly just came into the store that day. When I brought them home, the first night they were very active, swimming all over the tank (55g). For the last 2 days they have been hiding. I have seen no more than 2 Clown loaches at one time. They will come out at night and swim around a bit, but not like the schooling they did the first night. I am not sure if they are eating. The butterfly has made a couple of appearances... quick appearances but I think he/she is getting a good fill of algae.

Is this normal? I guess they are pretty stressed from being shipped to the LFS and then taken home the same day. Is there anything I should watch for, or anything I can do to make s